Plant Products Announces Staff Promotions

Plant Products, a member of the Biobest Group, announces the following promotions related to the continued growth of its business as well as the integration of Plant Products USA and Biobest USA into a single organization operating as Plant Products. Andrew Byfield has been promoted to Director of Sales – USA.

Andrew joined Biobest in 2018 and has since progressed from Florida Technical Sales Representative to Southeast US Sales Manager and most recently Eastern US Sales Manager. Coming from a grower role prior to joining Biobest, Andrew understands the needs and challenges growers face while having direct experience developing new markets and leading a team of highly skilled technical representatives. Andrew’s first priority as Director of Sales – USA will be the continued integration of technical and IPM sales teams inherited from Biobest and Plant Products into a single industry-leading sales group under the banner Plant Products. The ongoing focus of this group will be to provide current and new customers with the service, knowledge and products needed to be successful. Andrew lives in Orlando, Florida and outside of work he enjoys working on household projects, backpacking and spending time on the water. Andrew began his new role on September 1, 2022.

ALan Cartwright has been promoted to Director of Operations – United States. Working as a Technical Sales Representative for Plant Products in the Midwest region for the past three years, Alan brings tremendous customer focus to his new role which will benefit all Plant Products customers across the United States. . A graduate of Ferris State University in Horticulture and Commerce, Alan has worked in the horticulture industry for 20 years, holding positions in both the public and private sectors, including as a living collections supervisor at Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, where he oversaw one of the most comprehensive collections of woody plants in North America, and overseeing complex construction and landscape maintenance projects in the Detroit metro area. Alan lives in White Lake, Michigan with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth hockey, playing golf and maintaining his native landscape. Alan will begin his new role on October 1, 2022.

Rob Lee will continue in his role as General Manager – USA. With 40 years of experience, Rob’s industry knowledge will continue to be an asset to our customers and staff. Rob will support Andrew and Alan in their new roles. “I am delighted to hand over many of my responsibilities to my talented colleagues, and I look forward to their development as they move into their new roles.”

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